Search for remains of missing Canadian in Puerto Vallarta is underway

The Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office announced they are starting the search for Canadian citizen, Malcom Madsen, who disappeared four years ago in Puerto Vallarta.

The announcement was made through a short 57-second video in which an agent from the Prosecutor’s Office announces the start of the investigations, while in the background various experts can be seen making preparations to start the investigations in the area together with other security elements.

According to the video, the member of the prosecution reports that various authorities participate in the search, including the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office (FE), the Specialized Prosecutor for Disappeared Persons, the National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA), the Navy Secretariat (SEMAR), National Guard, as well as Municipal Police, Civil Protection, the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences, among others.

The search will be carried out at five points of interest where information was obtained, and for such work, there is the support of two trained canines from the Canine Group of the Ministry of Public Security.

Madsen disappeared in Puerto Vallarta on October 28, 2018. The Canadian was last seen in a bar in the Romantic Zone with his partner of Mexican nationality, identified as Marcela A.

Later, in November 2019, a video circulated by foreign media in Canada in which Malcolm is seen inside the bar with his partner. At one point the Canadian gets distracted and Marcela puts something in his drink.

There are already three people charged in the case, according to the information of the agent and the statement of the FE.

The three arrested for their alleged responsibility in Madsen’s disappearance are Marcela A ., her brother Martín Alejandro A. and Andrés Javier N., who is the son of Marcela.

Madsen’s partner was arrested in 2020 in the State of Mexico in the municipality of Tlalnepantla. Then Martín Alejandro was arrested and finally Andrés in 2021, who was charged for the disappearance of the Canadian.

The State Prosecutor’s Office through the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Disappeared Persons also provided support to the Todos Somos Karey collective in the municipality of San Pedro Tlaquepaque related to work carried out in the investigation.

Derived from the information obtained by the group itself, data was obtained from a property located in the Micaelita neighborhood, for which the accompaniment of the state agency was requested to carry out actions to search for people in the place.

While the work was being carried out on the site, a possible point of clandestine burial was located, for which the presence of ministerial personnel was requested in order to carry out its processing.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, this is not the first work carried out with the group since on March 14 and 16 various search actions were carried out in the municipality of El Salto.

At the established point, two bodies of unidentified people were found, for which personnel from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences were in charge of transferring them to their facilities for the practice of necropsy.

The search day ended around 4:30 p.m. but will resume on April 4, as detailed in their statement.

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